We Politely, But Audaciously Refuse Learned Helplessness

We Politely, But Audaciously, Refuse Learned Helplessness

 

Willingness is a Statement of Mind. Readiness is a Statement of Fact.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

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Concealed Carry Cautionary Tales: Avoiding the “Fray”

 

A recent Quip by Mr. John Farnam over at DTI titled “Other People’s Business” is a worthwhile read for every armed citizen.

Staying away from what I like to call “The Fray” or other peoples “mess”, ie, personal problems/disputes/etc. while the armed citizen is out in public is pretty basic common sense stuff.

The simplest way to look at it is this:

IF THE SITUATION DOES NOT PHYSICALLY THREATEN YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONES SAFETY, DO NOT GET INVOLVED! WALK AWAY.

I know this flies in the face of the ideal of the “Good Samaritan”, but at the end of the day, you are only responsible for the safety of YOU AND YOUR FAMILY/LOVED ONES, NOBODY ELSE!

As Mr. Farnam points out in his article, Understanding your ROLE as an Armed Citizen is paramount to your survival. Let the Police do their job and you do yours!

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

 

Armed Citizen Corner: TX Couple Defend Themselves in Own Driveway

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Texas Couple With Gun In Car Shoots Armed Robber

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IMO, this story was a royal fluke. In other words, this couple is darn lucky that the would-be robber was a first rate IDIOT.

The fact that a firearm could be “passed” to the husband during the robbery, is definitely A-TYPICAL to say the least!

Having said that, here are a few observations:

  1. Never let your Guard down! Even in your own home or driveway!
  2. NEVER get out of your car during a robbery,  if possible.
  3. If you carry concealed, carry on your PERSON 24/7, No Exceptions.
  4. If you carry a handgun in your vehicle, have it reasonably accessible so you can draw and shoot quickly
  5. You are sitting in a 2 ton weapon. If possible use it! It trumps a measly handgun any day of the week plus Sundays.

I often harp on the fact that Armed Citizens neglect their “Vehicle Fighting Skills” way too much.

Being that we spend the majority of our time in our vehicles, the probability is always high something will happen while we are in them.

If you don’t have the means to practice live fire in a vehicle, at least take some time practicing how best to access your gun from your holster while seated in your vehicle (with your seat belt on) and accessing the gun from a hidden area in the car (like the center console or under the seat). Work on it and Tweak it until it is smooth and relatively quick.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

Armed Citizen Corner: Shooting Through A Concealed Carry Purse

How to Shoot Through A Concealed-Carry Purse

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A little something for the armed ladies out there!

It has been my experience that you MUST ALWAYS plan for the worst case scenario in self-defense, because no plan rarely survives contact with the enemy!

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

Armed Citizen Corner: Stationary Vehicle Confrontations

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Walmart Employee Gets The Jump on Mugger, Killing Him First

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Details are sketchy on this shooting, but here are some lesson we can draw from it with the info we have.

We all have found ourselves sitting stationary in our vehicles for some reason.

Maybe we are answering a phone call, getting our grocery list together, waiting on somebody to arrive, etc.

The main thing to remember is this: Legally (in most States) Your Vehicle, like your home, is your castle.

That means you can protect yourself while in your vehicle much in the same manner as if you were in your home.

Review Texas Gun Laws

  • Whenever you are in your vehicle and it is stationary (especially at night in a parking lot) keep the windows up and doors locked.
  • DO NOT kill the engine until you are ready to EXIT the vehicle.
  • In most States, such as Texas,  you do not need a Concealed Carry permit to carry a handgun or long gun in your vehicle, as long as you are the registered owner of the vehicle and it is under YOUR control.
  • Ensure the place you keep the weapon it is NOT  in plain view and at the same time is easy to access while driving. The Center Console is often a good choice. Underneath the seat is O.K. but I have found it is not as fast to get to in a pinch. Best case scenario is if you have a CCL, is to keep the Gun on your PERSON at all times.
  • If somebody approaches your vehicle and either threatens you or makes you feel uncomfortable, put the vehicle in DRIVE and get out of dodge. As I have always said, a 2 ton vehicle always trumps a handgun of any caliber.

 

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

 

Armed Citizen Corner: As A Concealed Carrier Should I Engage An Active Shooter?

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“I’m a Concealed Carrier. Should I Engage an Active Shooter?”

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An excellent No BS article from Chris Hernandez on the reality of one of the most ass puckering situations a Concealed Carrier could find themselves in.

Dump all the hero sh_t and get real…a lot to think about here.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

Armed Citizen Corner: Another Cautionary Tale on Being Armed When the Cops Show Up After Calling 911

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A black homeowner called 911 to report a carjacking. He wound up getting shot by police.

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This incident is NOT about race first off, so as usual the media can stuff it on that aspect.

What it is about is poor decision making.

What we know is the homeowner called 911 and reported an armed man (with a long gun) assaulted his wife and stole their car. When the cops show up, there is a car similar to the one reported stolen in the driveway and then the homeowner opens his garage door and comes out ARMED with a handgun. Not a good situation.

What happens after that we are not sure. Were verbal commands given by the cop to the homeowner and not followed? Did the cop shoot without giving commands? Did the homeowner act aggressive toward police? We Don’t know yet.

The one fact I can comment on is this: When the cop’s show up, it is best that you are not the one suddenly showing up holding a gun in a threatening way!

Since this seems to be a common problem with Armed Citizens as of late, when we have the complete story on this incident I will do a more in-depth post on “What to Do When you Call 911 and Armed” or “What to Do After a Legal Self-Defense Shooting when the Cops Show Up”. Massad Ayoob did some really decent videos on this a while back so maybe we can review those.

 

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!